Everyone thinks they meditate well. Even perfect. They feel joy because they fell asleep
But that is not mediation
There are a few things
- Sushumna opens. That is the first step.
- Now that it is open, your prana can turn within and ascend the staircase to heaven
How do you know your prana ascended
This is what Paramhansa Yogananda said
The devotee who masters the technique of yoga meditation knows that when concentration becomes interiorized he finds his life force and attention withdrawn from the motor nerves, sensory nerves, and heart and accumulated in the subtle astral centre in the coccygeal region of the spine. Then during deep meditation this accumulated life force floats his consciousness upward through the subtle sacral, lumbar, dorsal, cervical, and medullary centres to the highest centre of divine perception, the abode of Spirit in the thousand-petalled lotus of light and consciousness in the brain.
~ Sri Paramahansa Yogananda,
973, The second coming of Christ.
Such yogi are extremely rare
Don’t deceive yourself into fake mediation
These steps are universal.